For Those Who Didn’t Swim — A Sermon by Rev. Dr. Albert Collver

April 30th, 2014 Post by

swimRecently I came across a sermon preached on the occasion of a Lutheran pastor leaving his church and confession behind to join with the “Orthodox” Church.   It is a sermon that helps care for all those left behind when a traitor or antichrist shows his head.  Here it is, originally published in Lutheran Forum in 2007:

No Swim Sermon


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  1. Neely Owen
    May 1st, 2014 at 07:34 | #1

    Thank you!

  2. Bill Hansen
    May 1st, 2014 at 10:43 | #2

    A small correction: 2007, not 2005.

  3. May 1st, 2014 at 12:52 | #3

    Thank you Bill, I will update the OP

  4. Brad
    May 2nd, 2014 at 07:49 | #4

    For some reason I can’t get this article to download, but I’ll keep trying.

    One of the biggest barriers I think should be in the mind of anyone when it comes to such things, is the 2nd Commandment. When we take vows in the Lord’s Name, breaking them is no small issue.

    I sympathize with many of my peers, who despair over the state of the Lutheran Church in our time, overrun as it is by apostates and enthusiasts. But we live in the house of our fathers, even if their children are burning it to the ground. Like Jeremiah, we do not abandon our burning house, or those still locked inside. We tend to them, even if to our own harm and pain, trusting our lives and work to the Lord. We may not live to see the end of this captivity, but we trust that the Word of the Lord endures forever– and that He keeps those who remain with Him by grace through faith.

    (Just got it to download… and as I expected, Pr. Colver said things far better than I could.)

  5. Jason Loh
    May 10th, 2014 at 12:01 | #5

    Amen and thank you!

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